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Renovation of the “Kreuzeskirche” Church in Essen

  • Design:August Orth (existing building, 1894), PLAN FORWARD (renovation)
  • GFA|Gr.Vol|NIA890 m² | 18,120 m³ | 612 m²
  • Services:HOAI § 33, LPH 1 - 3, AHO project level 1 - 2, scope A - E
  • Period:2009 - 2011
  • Costs:approx. 3 mio. Euros (net, CG 300-400)
  • Client:Wolff ImmoDevelopment GmbH & Co.KG

Project description

The "Kreuzeskirche" is the focal point of Essen's northern city center. It was built in 1896 to a design by August Orth. The church burned down during World War II and was rebuilt in the 1950s. 

To this day, the building is used by the Essen-Altstadt congregation as a church, cultural event venue as well as for organ concerts. Together with the Schuke organ located inside (built in 1968), the façade, windows and roof were in serious need of renovation.

The historic building was renovated by PLAN FORWARD GmbH with support of its sister-company W+P – Gesellschaft für Projektrealisierung mbH and can thus the used again in its previous capacity.